Cabinet approves setting up of communication tower on defence lands

July 24th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi , July 24 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today allowed communication operators to construct Shared Communication Towers and other Infrastructure to extend Communication Network to Military Stations / Cantonments on Defence land.

It gave its approval to issue policy guidelines for allotment of Defence land to public sector and independent infrastructure providers (IP-I), who have been granted licence by the department of Telecommunications to build, operate and maintain various services, such as Unified Access Services, Basic Services and Cellular Mobile Services to lay Optical Fibre Cables and set up / construct shares communication towers on Defence land at Military Stations / Cantonments.

This decision will help in improving the quality of communication services in the Cantonments / Military Stations. (ANI)

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